Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
Gain your wings with a first level Pilot Licence.
RPL - Recreational Pilot Licence
The RPL is your exciting introduction to the world of Aviation and the first step to gaining a Pilot’s Licence.
Private Pilot Licence (PPLA)
Access more training and expand your capabilities with your PPLA.
PPLA - Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
Get your wings and be able to fly as pilot in command of an aircraft anywhere in Australia with your friends and family.
Looking to further your flying career or expertise? Click here to see some of your options!
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPLA)
Want to become a professional pilot? Or add extra skills to your PPLA?
CPLA - Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
Kick start your aviation career with the ability to start earning money.
Want to fly through the clouds?
Expand your qualifications and be able to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
Flight Instructor Rating
Put all your training and experience to use and start teaching others to fly.
Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)
A great way to start earning money and building your hours by training other people to fly.
Multi-Engine Aeroplane (MEA) Endorsement
Add a new dimension to your flying with the Multi-Engine Aeroplane Class Endorsement.
MEA - Multi-Engine Aeroplane Class Endorsement
The MEA allows you to pilot a multi-engine aircraft with passengers, anywhere within Australia.
Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR)
Add the NVFR to your PPL and fly amongst the stars, ensuring you can make your way home at night.
NVFR - Night Visual Flight Rules
Worried about last light and not making it back to base before it gets too dark to see? Get your NVFR endorsement to be able to fly at night time and be assured of making it back home safely.
Private Instrument Flight Rating (PIFR)
Learnt to fly on instruments in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
PIFR - Private Instrument Flight Rating
Add flexibility to your PPLA, reduce the likelihood of being stuck away from home when weather conditions deteriorate. You can add procedure approvals as your need or want them.
Have some fun! (Flight Activities)
Emergency Manouever Training (EMT)
Lacking confidence in your flying skills? Widen your skill set with Emergency Manouever Training.
EMT - Emergency Manouever Training
Do you think you could benefit from a more thorough understanding of what causes a spin and how to recover from it?
Formation Flying - Aeroplane (FFA)
Hone your skills when flying with a friend in close formation.
FFA - Formation Flying Endorsement
Formation flying is one of the most rewarding types of flying.
Competition Ready Aerobatics Endorsement (AERO)
Flying Aerobatics is a blast! You will truly understand how an aerobatic aircraft operates 3-dimensionally in controlled flight.
AERO - Competition Ready Aerobatics Endorsement
Loops, barrel rolls, stall turns and humptys!
Spin Endorsement (SPIN)
Flat out in a spin! Learn the exact dynamics of a spin, how and why they happen, and most importantly, how to get out of one!
SPIN - Spin Endorsement
Learn all about the how and why of spinning, and how to recover from a spin in complete confidence and a safe environment.
Basic Aerobatics (AERO)
A great introduction to aerobatics! Learn the art of rolls, loops and stall turns with our competition winning team of instructors!
AERO - Basic Aerobatics
Throughout the course you will complete a number advanced handling and aerobatic exercises that will greatly enhance flying skills and boost your overall flying confidence. Your course will be completed on a one to one basis with one of our qualified aerobatic instructors.
Design feature endorsements
Learn to fly a tailwheel aircraft, also known as a taildragger, in our Super Decathlon (8KCAB)!
Want to fly a tailwheel aircraft?
Retractable Undercarriage (RU)
A Retractable Undercarriage (RU) endorsement will let you fly aircraft with a retractable undercarriage, making your flying experience a smooth and speedier journey! Wheels up!
RU - Retractable Undercarriage
Challenge yourself to progress to more complex aircraft.
Manual Propeller Pitch Control (MPPC)
Also known as Constant Speed Unit propeller (CSU).
MPPC - Manual Propeller Pitch Control
The CSU forms a part of more complex aircraft types.
Behind every practical component of your flying is a theory component. At TVSA, we prepare you for these exams and have a number of theory courses available for each phase of your career. We offer classroom and private tuition options to suit your preferred learning style.
BAK (Basic Aeronautical Knowledge) is the first exam you will complete as a student pilot. It tests the basic principles of flight and aircraft general knowledge as well as meteorology and air law. Typically the BAK is a instructor-led classroom course.
The PPLA (Private Pilot License – Aeroplane) theory course is the first computer-based exam you will sit. You require your PPLA theory to be completed before you are able to be issued with a Private Pilot License. Private one-on-one tuition is available, as well as several instructor-led classroom courses throughout the year.
The CPLA (Commercial Pilot License – Aeroplane) theory course expands on the PPLA syllabus and requires you to complete seven areas of study. An exam on each area needs to be completed before you are able to attain your Commercial License. The seven subjects are: Meteorology, Performance and Planning, Navigation, Human Factors, Aircraft General Knowledge (AGK), Aerodynamics and Air Law.
The Instrument Rating Exam (IREX) theory course is required to pass the Command Instrument Rating. IREX covers many aviation subjects (Meteorology, Planning, Human Factors, Air Law, Navigation, etc.) and is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to successfully pass your IREX exam. Our course covers real word, practical application of the theory learned and gives you the best preparation possible to pass the exam and flight tests.
Our ATPL Theory course is an important step towards attaining your Air Transport Pilots Licence. The course theory will teach you all the Aeronautical knowledge standards, specified by CASA, you’re required to know.
Please note that to receive discounts on packages, e.g Private Pilot Licence package, you must pay total course cost upfront